Sunday, September 09, 2012
After reading a Twitter post by a friend of him taking home a replacement laptop I finally gave in to the urge buy the first of two planned purchases. Beside the fact that it's not readily available in a lot of stores I went to and I do need it ASAP this one store was selling it a lot cheaper than the Seagate store in another mall (P500 difference) and on top of that they added another P100.00 discount pulling the price down closer to what I was expecting. And it was the last one too.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
|This picture originally appeared in VanityFair.com|
The movie covers the familiar ground of politics and election and starts out with congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell), a typical politician doing the usual political things and spouting his usual political lines, so much so he got used to the perks that comes with his position (i.e. the lack of any accountability) he did something unthinkable that could threaten to derail his (unchallenged) fifth term campaign for the North Carolina seat. Enter the evil rich brothers, Glenn (John Lithgow) and Wade Motch (Dan Aykroyd), thinking about buying the whole lot, sell it to a Chinese corporation, and profit from that business. They decide it was high time Brady was challenged by a man of their own choosing, someone they can easily control, someone they found in a mild-mannered and naïve local tourist guide, Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis).
Monday, August 13, 2012
This is an unpublished piece I submitted to the Komikero Komiks Anthology #9 which was slated to be released during this year's Summer Komikon but failing to reach the minimum number of submissions needed, the issue was postponed. The theme assigned was anything autobiographical whether an incident or anecdote each creator would like to tell a story of. I decided to go a different route, something I'd like to call metabiographical. It's not strictly a true incident that happened in the past but rather my views about online social networking. Inspired by an old Walt Disney animated short titled, Reason and Emotion:
It's something rather harsh but better the truth than hide behind something that's less than that. At least I think it's harsh. Anyway, this story would be included in the second edition of Hand Drawn, Quartered, & Other Tell-Tales to be released this October in time for the main Komikon event. You can read the rest of the story after the jump.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
“I do forgive him. I think he realizes how bad it was to make that tape,” Elizabeth said after hearing a snippet of Smith’s subsequent apology video. “I feel sorry for him and his family, and for everything that has happened to him since.” Following the controversy over his video, Smith was promptly fired by his employer.
"I don't know if i'm a hero, I'm just a service worker doing my job," she said.
Finally, Varney asked her to directly address Smith via the camera. She obliged: “I forgive you. I really hope that America will forgive you and treat you with the respect that I chose to treat you with that day.” (Chick-fil-A Worker Rachel Elizabeth Talks To Fox About Incident Caught On Video by Andrew Kirell [MEDIAite.com])
Wonderful interview by the unflappable Rachel Elizabeth by the equally unflappable Stuart Varney.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
At my church, the main area is usually just crowded enough so there are couples or families in every row, with only one or two empty seats between them. I never know who is expecting one more person, plus a lot of these people are talking to each other when I arrive, so I usually go sit in the balcony. There are plenty of other people up there, yet there’s lots of room so I don’t have to intrude on others to find a seat. I automatically head to the balcony each Sunday, and I didn’t realize it was an abnormal place to sit. But last week I ran into a woman I know after the service and she stated, “I see you’re still hiding in the balcony.” HIDING? Um, if I were hiding, I think I’d be crouching behind the railing so no one would see me. Or perhaps I’d be just outside the door! Shhhh.. Guess I’m not a very good hider, sitting there in plain site. (Why is enjoying my favorite spots considered "hiding?")It's the same situation for me, that's why I can't stand sitting in the middle of the seats and that's why I cringe whenever I'm spotted by a "greeter" sitting alone by myself. Not to denigrate other church goers, but that's my usual experience which results in lots of awkward moments afterwards because I'm unable to sustain small talk. This is one of those eye-opening articles on the site that I discovered pertaining to introverts: The Introvert Zone. Lots of articles if you like reading and lots of time alone like me.